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‘Game Of Thrones’ Spent 55 Days Filming One Massive Season 8 Battle Scene

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Game of Thrones has given us our fair share of epic battles over the seasons, usually taking place in the infamous ninth episode of each chapter. Between the likes of season two’s Battle of the Bastardsand season six’s Battle of the Blackwater, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have never been afraid to go big – but now it looks like we haven’t seen anything yet.

 

 

 

Unsurprisingly, it appears that the screenwriters are aiming to go out with a bang in this last ever instalment with the longest and most elaborate clash of all.

According to the extremely well-informed fans at Watchers on the Wall, the team has just finished filming a battle of enormous proportions in Toom and Magheramorne, Northern Ireland. Taking a whopping two and a half months – or 55 straight nights – to shoot, the sequence pushed the show’s cast to its limit through snowy downpours and teeth-rattling winds.

To celebrate the on-set conclusion, assistant director of the episode in question, Jonathan Quinlan, wrote a note to the series’ stars to thank them for their patience. He then posted the message on Instagram before quickly taking it down – but not before some sneaky online spies managed to grab a screenshot.

To put the timescale into proportion, the Battle of the Bastards apparently took just half the time and budget to film, compared to this latest brawl. No doubt this beats some kind of television record but it also promises one of the most spectacular series moments ever to grace our screens. Let’s not forget that the team also recently built an actual castle. Hold on to your hats, folks, it’s going to be a big one.

Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season is expected in 2019.

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